[MacPorts] howto/SyncingWithSVN modified

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Mon Jan 12 07:23:49 PST 2015

----- On 12 Jan, 2015, at 16:20, René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com wrote:

> Of course it doesn't exist :) the `var/macports/sources` part is duplicated, and
> it seems that in sources.conf, $prefix==/opt/local/var/macports/sources/ ...

Wait, are you actually using `$prefix` verbatim in the sources.conf? You're supposed
to replace that with your MacPorts prefix. I didn't even expect it to be expanded,
and I'd actually say that's a bug.

> Is there anything one should change in macports.conf (and that's not listed in
> the how-to) to stop `port selfupdate` from trying to do an rsync?

If you want it to use SVN instead, no. If you want it to stop from syncing at all
you can add the [nosync] tag, e.g. in combination with [default] as [default,nosync].

Clemens Lang

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